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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, singer Lorde poses for photographers during an promotional event in Hong Kong. An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, it is suing two New Zealanders it credits with convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
January 31, 2018 - 2:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday it is suing two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel in what appears to be the first lawsuit filed under a contentious Israeli anti-boycott law. The 2011 law opens the door to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017 file photo, actor Justin Timberlake attends a special screening of "Wonder Wheel" in New York. Timberlake will host a listening party at Prince’s Paisley Park over Super Bowl weekend to support the release of his new album, “Man of the Woods." And the overseers of Paisley Park have been granted a temporary liquor license for the duration. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At least one Prince superfan hopes the late superstar's Paisley Park jacked up the price to rent out his former home and studio outside Minneapolis for a Justin Timberlake party ahead of the Super Bowl. "That's probably what Prince would have done with Justin being there," laughed...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, Rapper DMX, whose given name is Earl Simmons, leaves federal court in New York. DMX has a court appearance, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 on the tax fraud charges. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — DMX has been sent to prison by a judge who says the rapper repeatedly lied to him when he promised to obey bail conditions. Judge Jed Rakoff (RAY'-kahf) sent the rapper also known as Earl Simmons to prison Tuesday to await his March sentencing on a tax evasion charge. Rakoff called...
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President of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 30, 2018 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy President Neil Portnow says his comments following the 60th annual Grammy Awards were taken out of context after he was criticized for saying women in the music industry need to "step up." Portnow, in a statement Tuesday, says he regrettably used the words "step up...
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January 30, 2018 - 11:46 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has extended its contract with renowned Italian conductor Riccardo Muti as its music director through the 2022 season. The orchestra made the announcement Tuesday. It says Muti's current contract goes through 2020 and the new contract will extend...
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President of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow poses in the press room at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 5:08 pm
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow is facing criticism for his comments after the 60th annual Grammy Awards ended with only two female winners on stage and lingering questions about the choice of performers. Following the awards show Sunday, many music fans and critics questioned whether the...
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Bruno Mars, front center, accepts the award for album of the year for "24K Magic" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The television audience for Bruno Mars' dominating night at the Grammy Awards was a sparser one than music's big night has seen for nearly a decade, and a steep decline of 24 percent from the program a year earlier. The Nielsen company estimated Monday that 19.8 million people...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Snoop Dogg performs with the Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders during halftime of an NFL football wild-card playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons in Los Angeles. The rapper, who is working on a gospel album, will headline BET’s annual pre-Super Bowl gospel concert and the Playboy party in a busy week also featuring performances by Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Cardi B and the Chainsmokers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
January 29, 2018 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg will be celebrating Super Bowl week with two of his favorite things: worship and women, headlining BET's annual pre-Super Bowl gospel concert and the Playboy party. The busy week also features performances by Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Cardi B and the Chainsmokers. Super Bowl...
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Bruno Mars poses in the press room with his awards for best R&B album, record of the year, album of the year, best engineered album, non-classical, for "24K Magic," and song of the year, best R&B performance and best R&B song, for "That's What I Like" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards seemed poised to make this a triumphant year for rap at music's showcase event — until Bruno Mars crashed the party. The song-and-dance man from Hawaii won all six awards he was nominated for on Sunday night, including the three most prestigious Grammys for song ("...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, Ed Sheeran presents the award for executive of the year at the Billboard Women in Music event at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles. After skipping the Grammys on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, the singer posted a note of gratitude on his Instagram account and said his cat was celebrating, too. Sheeran won Grammys for best pop solo performance, for “Shape of You,” and best pop vocal album. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 29, 2018 - 11:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Sheeran, and his cat, would like to thank the Grammy voters. After skipping Sunday's ceremony, the singer posted a note of gratitude on his Instagram account and said his cat was celebrating, too. Sheeran won Grammys for best pop solo performance for "Shape of You" and best pop...
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